Ohio shooter interested in violent ideology: FBI
07 August 2019 | 12:46 pm
Armed with a semi-automatic gun, the Ohio shooter killed nine people including his own sister. Friends of the man told news outlets he had troubling behavior around women. The FBI has opened a probe into his motives.
2 Feb 2020
A US court has sentenced a Bosnian man to over seven years in prison for sending gun parts overseas, including to clients involved with a Swedish neo-Nazi group. The man labeled the items as bicycle parts.
19 Feb 2020
Nigerian Police uses old AK47 while Boko Haram relies on gun mounted GPMGs, Senator Abbo claims
25 Feb 2020
Shyam Kumar, an Indian inventor has designed a gun attachment for Apple's iPhone 4 model which allows the holder to fire it with the press of a button.
18 May 2020
India has extended its national lockdown until the end of May, and while it has had more confirmed cases of Covid-19 than China it’s had fewer deaths. The lockdown was extended following clashes between citizens and police. According to the Hindu, some rules will be relaxed with transport, hairdressers and online shopping deliveries resuming. The Hindu’s editors, however, are calling for vigilance as they say the death toll is likely to rise in the coming weeks.
1 Oct 2020
Zimbabwe's main opposition party dismisses government claims that it is trying to smuggle weapons into the country. Also, rent control means thousands of people in Cairo pay only a few euros a year for large apartments. But with landlords making a pittance, many of the buildings have fallen into disrepair – our correspondents report. And in Cameroon, the long-promised Yaoundé-Douala highway remains stalled in its first phase, dogged by corruption allegations – our team takes a closer look.
22 Nov 2020
Cars line up at a Covid-19 testing site in Cincinnati, Ohio, after a 21-day curfew was announced in the state to help curb coronavirus cases.
10 Jan 2021
Demonstrators march through the streets of Chicago in memory of victims of gun violence. The number of victims has risen dramatically in the third-largest US city in 2020. Police in the Windy City recorded 762 homicides in 2020, up 55 percent from 2019, according to a December 27 count.
18 Feb 2021
US President Joe Biden has urged Congress to pass reforms to reduce gun violence as the country marks three years since the Parkland school shooting. "The time to act is now," he said.
25 Mar 2021
The second mass shooting in under a week is putting pressure on Biden act on gun control. However, getting reform passed will be an uphill battle.
25 Mar 2021
President Joe Biden calls for the United States to ban assault weapons, as he urges Congress to act on gun control in the wake of a mass shooting in Colorado. "I don't need to wait another minute, let alone an hour, to take common sense steps that will save lives in the future," says Biden in an address from the White House.
12 Apr 2021
US President Joe Biden called gun violence a "public health crisis" that costs the nation billions of dollars each year. Speaking at the White House, he said his administration was "absolutely determined to make change."
19 Apr 2021
Journalists have been advised to stay away from the site of shootouts in the name of safety and national security. But journalists have said the new rules are meant to prevent them from reporting live on the ground.
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After a White supremacist killed 10 Black residents of Buffalo, New York, various op-ed pieces in major American newspapers show that both Republicans and Democrats are accused of exploiting racial violence for political gain. We also take a look at Democratic candidate John Fetterman's landslide victory in a Senate primary election in Pennsylvania. We end with a public service announcement on the dangers of popping champagne (or prosecco) after shaking the bottle!
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Japan's GDP fell at an annualised rate of 1 percent in the first three months of this year as the Omicron variant of the coronavirus hampered consumer spending. Rising commodity prices also weighed on businesses in the world's third-largest economy. Plus, as unemployment remains stable in France at 7.3 percent, a steelworks factory in the northern city of Dunkirk is offering a cash bonus to employees to encourage them to recruit family members.
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A renounced Al Jazeera journalist was killed last week during an Israeli raid in the West Bank. Shireen Abu Akhleh was wearing a flak jacket with the word "press" clearly marked. Israelis and Palestinians have traded blame over who fired the fatal shot, while Israel has opened an investigation into heavy-handed police tactics used during Abu Akleh's funeral procession, which almost caused her coffin to fall to the ground. We get analysis with Sherif Mansour, Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator at the Committee to Protect Journalists.
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In a UN Security Council briefing, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert said the streets in Iraq could "boil over" if political leaders were unable to end a political stalemate that has gripped the country for over seven months.
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As the 75th Cannes Film Festival gets underway, FRANCE 24's Olivia Salazar-Winspear brings us a glimpse of what its opening ceremony will involve, including a Palme d’Honneur for Forest Whitaker. We also take a look at the composition of this year’s jury, with French actor Vincent Lindon shepherding an artistic team who'll assess the features competing for the Palme d’Or. Plus we get a preview of the opening film "Final Cut", in which director Michel Hazanavicius declares his love for genre movies in a lighthearted French parody of a zombie horror slasher.